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a confidential 16-page memo that justifies the targeting killing of u.s. citizens abroad suspected of being terrorists. this decision to release the document came hours before brennan was to face a serious grilling by lawmakers outraged over the program. the biggest critic, democratic senator ron wyden who says the president has been stonewalling congress for years and suggested blocking brennan's nomination. president obama called wyden specifically last night. >> clearly, the president's call to senator wyden so unusual and trying to ward off what could be a calamitous hearing today. >> what standard will barack obama be held to after the pictures of the little children who were killed by his cone drone attacks are placed before the jury in the hague? >> i was encouraged last night when the president called and he said as part of this effort, he is going to try to drive a more extensive discussion about these issues. every american has the right to know when their government believes it's allowed to kill them. i don't think that, as one person said, that is too much to ask. >> so right no
to us the process of what happens after february 28th. >> well, thomas, we're actually all waiting to find out, because as you noted at the beginning this hasn't happened in 719 years, so there's no playbook ready to go. the pope made a manifestation of his will today, indicating that as of 8:00 p.m. rome time, february 28th, he is no longer the pope. so that's that. i don't think there's going to be any ceremony marking this. he has indicated that that is what he has decided, and in the law of the church, that settles the question. whether the cardinals, who i suspect will be going to rome within the next several days, decide to have four or five days of formal consultations before they lock themselves up in the conclave to elect a new pope, we -- -- for this man who has often had a hard time with his public image, who has been the victim frankly of a cartoon presentation of himself by many of his enemies, but whom people seem to have come to understand as a man of god, a real pastor, one of the most learned men in the world, and someone who had a unique capacity to make the chris
revenue, where were the spending cuts? now again he wants to raise taxes. i think it's time for us to cut spending. >> now with 1,379 days gone since the last time congress passed a budget and with the country poised to take a poison pill of cuts, what will it take? >> not passing a budget is shameful. and now you have the president saying well, i'm against the sequester cuts. well okay, great. well what are you going to replace them with? >> the republicans have other ideas. put them on the table. let's make a small deal. if we can't get to a big deal, he would like to get to a big deal. and he's invited them over, any time. >> so let's dive in right now. joining me is maryland's democratic congressman chris van holland, ranking member of the senate budget committee. right now house speaker boehner is telling reporters it's time iffer the president as well as senate democrats that they need to do their job to avoid the sequester in itself. what's your take on how this is going to all crack out? is it going to go down to the wire? >> well, thomas, first of all, the across the board seques
this statement or making this move, this decision, the pope is reminding us, well, it's not the pope that runs the church. it's really god. we really believe that the pope is the work of god. and benedict has been reminding us that he -- >> he's also been given remarkably personal insights particularly in the audience about this decision that was made, that when he was chosen back in 2005, he wondered why this was being asked of him. he felt it was a great weight that was being placed on his shoulders and i can tell having gone to both the audience and the mass there in rome on ash wednesday, he looked to me like a man who was so at peace with his decision and he looked like the weight of the world had listen lifted off his shoulders, whatever prayer and consideration he had gone through, this was the right decision for him. and liz, as you have gone through the last several days, was that your impression as well? >> in the past couple of days he's been ad libbing more, as he never has. he did it yesterday at the audience where he looked out at the crowd and he said, you know, people say the c
more of your money. e-trade. less for us. more for you. >>> good morning. i'm thomas roberts. topping our agenda today, no love, anything but hearts and flowers for the president with the republicans in congress digging in over his cabinet nominee and pushing back against a prominent pillar of his second term agenda. the president is away from washington this morning. making his second post state of the union stop. he's going to land in georgia any minute where he's going to talk early childhood education. now, back in d.c., his nominee for secretary of defense chuck hagel is at the center of a senate showdown. even senator john mccain now backing away from his no filibuster stance of weeks past. the majority leader harry reid took to the floor of the last hour to make this impassioned plea. >> in less than two hours, our country will be without a secretary of defense. there is never in the history of the country been a filibuster of a defense secretary nominee. never. but it's shocking that my republican colleagues would leave the nation without a fully empowered secretary of defense
the international community to confront challenges today and must use tools of american power to protect our citizens and our interests. do you think he was lying? >> no, i just think that chuck hag hagel has a long history of supporting whatever happens to be popular at the time. wherever people are looking for something, he's going to provide that, which is why we wanted to see some of his speeches he's given, some of the sources of income that he's received. so we can say, okay, he may say this on one day, but look what he said on another day. >> sir, i want to get on the record take about wayne lapierre going to give an official nra response to the president's state of the union. he put out an op-ed in which he said after hurricane sandy, we saw the hellish world the gun prohibitionists as their utopia. you better get back before dark or you might not get home at all. do you support his position and how he wants to describe what it means to have gun violence regulation in this country to scare people into thinking we all need to be packing? >> well, i think we need to take a couple of st
's on the hill that's coming ahead of us? >> during periods of economic expansion, typically these numbers get revised upward as we go true a recovery. and that's what's been happening. each month is being revised upward as december and november were. so now we're seeing a likelihood this 157 can be revised upward as well. we're going in the right direction. the unemployment rate is always a bit of statistical noise. and the economy, generally speaking, is firing on more cylinders than most people realize. manufacturing, doing a little bit better, construction doing better. even retail trade, which typically lays people off in january after the holidays had an uptick in employment. it's not the greatest report in the world but it's going to the right direction. >> even based on the heels of consumer confidence and where that took a hit and that melded together with this, you know, how does that bake in for what people should anticipate in 2013? >> well, i think some people think the consumer confidence dropoff was a result of the end of the payroll tax withholding holiday so a little bite in t
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